Supercars, fast bikes and a host of entertainment are coming to Horsham this weekend as the town prepares to celebrate all things Italian.

Piazza Italia returns for a 12th year over the Easter weekend, with a mix of old favourites and new attractions over the two-day event.

Good Friday’s Carfax display will be a first in putting Lamborghinis centre stage, and there will be a welcome return of Italian motorbikes with a display zone in East Street.

There'll also be a mega display of more than 50 Minis, as part of celebrations to mark the Italian Job's 50th anniversary and the Mini's 60th anniversaries- both coming up next year.

New this year is the opportunity to drive the Pirelli Formula One simulator - a life-size replica of a Grand Prix racing car, as seen at the Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

On Easter Monday, Premier GT are promising an even more amazing selection of Supercars and an expanded Race Paddock with plenty of nostalgia thrown in.

As well as the beautiful vehicles, Italia in Piazza will return in partnership with Panino with a new look market, which will be offering a broad range of Italian food.

There will also be a range of themed entertainments both around the town and at the Parkside council offices including a fun fair, face painting and an Easter Bunny hunt.

This year's event will support Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, The Springboard Project and The Children’s Trust.

Horsham District Council’s cabinet member for the local economy, Cllr Gordon Lindsay, said: "As a council we are delighted that our signature Italian celebration is back.

"Over the 12 years since Piazza Italia began we have seen it develop into a “must see” attraction.

"I urge you and your families to come along and enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique event whilst also supporting three great local charities and our local traders."